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dc.contributor.authorBackeberg, Bjørn C.eng
dc.contributor.authorJohannessen, Johnny A.eng
dc.contributor.authorBertino, Laurenteng
dc.contributor.authorReason, Chris J.C.eng
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-15T06:43:51Z
dc.date.available2008-05-15T06:43:51Z
dc.date.issued2008-02eng
dc.identifier.citationwww.imarest.org/proceedings/detail.asp?ID=145en
dc.identifier.issn1755876Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/2657
dc.description.abstractFor the purpose of developing an operational oceanography system for the greater Agulhas Current regime, a high resolution Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) has been set in a nested configuration. The intense and complex current regime poses a challenge in modelling. However, access to satellite and in-situ data with strong and persistent signals of the dynamics and mesoscale variability ensure that adequate model validation is feasible. The study concludes that HYCOM reproduces the general larger scale circulation of the greater Agulhas Current reasonably accurately in addition to the regionally specific characteristics and mesoscale variability. Furthermore, strong anticyclonic eddies occurring in the Mozambique Channel at a frequency of 5–6 per year, are found to drift southward and merge with the northern Agulhas Current. Evidence of these eddies can also be tracked further southwestwards into the southern Agulhas Current and sometimes all the way towards the Agulhas retroflection region. Operational forecasting of the greater Agulhas Current, and in particular the retroflection, must therefore adequately account for the presence and influence of the Mozambique Channel eddies, in order to forecast their evolution on time scales from days to weeksen
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has been supported by the Mohn-Sverdrup Center for Global Ocean Studies and Operational Oceanography, through a private donation from Trond Mohn C/O Frank Mohn AS, Bergen, Norway, and a grant for CPU time from the Norwegian Supercomputing (NOTUR) project.eng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherThe Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)eng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Operational Oceanographyen
dc.relation.ispartofseries(1)1 2008en
dc.subjectOceanographyeng
dc.titleThe greater Agulhas Current system: an integrated study of its mesoscale variabilityeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400nob


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